Thursday, January 12, 2006

Cry Me a River

I’m sorry Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) made Judge Alito’s wife cry at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, but politics ain’t beanbag and if the judge couldn’t answer questions about his membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, that’s not the Democrats fault. His excuse of “not remembering” would bring howls of derision from the Republicans if the shoe was on the other foot and a nominee had no recollection of belonging to the SDS in the 1970’s. Past membership in odious organizations may not be relevant in Judge Alito’s case, but it cuts both ways, so the next time the Republicans remind the Democrats once again that Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) used to belong to the Ku Klux Klan (which he acknowledges and has apologized and made amends for time and time again), we can then point to Judge Alito’s membership in CAP.